Back to school with Villaggio

The phrase "Back to school" brings with it a bag of mixed feelings, no matter who you are. For kids, it signals the end of summer. No more late nights on the couch with movies and popcorn, and worst of all no more sleeping in after those late nights. For parents, it also signals the end of summer, and tragically (at least for me) means that sleeping in is also off the table for us. It also leaves many of us with an even bigger problem than … [Read more...]

BBQ Forever – Dad’s Turkey Burger Recipe

I woke up this morning to a chill in the air. A chill I haven't felt since winter released its icy grip on my skin, and allowed the warm sunshine of spring to wrap me up in its blanket of  happiness.  This chill can only mean one thing. Fall is on its way, and there is nothing I can do about it. well, almost nothing. You see, there is one part of summer that everyone loves, and that love runs no deeper than it does with me.  I'm talking about BBQ … [Read more...]

Faking BBQ this Canada Day #FoodHacks #WhatsCooking

Canada day is just one week away. One week. And I don't have a BBQ. This could pose a problem for my big Canada Day plans. See, this spring, during our large item clean up I decided that getting rid of the BBQ before buying a new one would encourage me to get out and buy one...unfortunately, that hasn't happened yet. And now, because my husband and I have been off work for 2, going on 3 weeks due to renovations at the restaurant we work at, going … [Read more...]

My Summertime Sandwich Recipe #DIYSandwich

In the summertime, sandwiches are my go to meal.  Breakfast, lunch or dinner, my families hunger can be completely satisfied when filled with a well-built sandwich.   The perks, they're quick and easy...little to no mess, and they don't heat up my kitchen.  Nary a dish gets dirty when I am building a great sandwich. My favorite sandwiches are made with fresh garden veggies...espeically veggies grown in my own garden!  My kids and … [Read more...]

Kid Friendly Foods Really Do Exist

I have picky eaters.  All three of the male gender who live with me are very specific about what they will eat...and even more specific about what they will not eat.  Ages 4, 8 and mid 30's.  Picky eaters are hardly bound by age.  But, it is a reality in my house, and for years it has been a stumbling block in my meal planning. I always felt like I was struggling to find something everyone could enjoy my stress level towards meal time was … [Read more...]

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